Howard: 'Injuries are part of the game'
As expected, after three Rockets had to make unexpected visits to the locker room during their season opening win on Wednesday, a few players did not practice Thursday.
Both starting guards, Pat Beverley (bruised ribs) and James Harden (back, left wrist) sat out Thursday's workout.
Guard Jeremy Lin also missed the last few minutes of practice after injuring his leg. It is not thought to be serious and he is expected to play tomorrow.
Harden and Beverley are day-to-day.
Houston (1-0) hosts Dallas (1-0) Friday at 7 p.m. at Toyota Center.